Friday, February 12, 2016

Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Amy Zhang

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Micah can't remember what happened to Janie, his best friend since elementary and the secret love of his life. Except, their friendship was also a secret, since his Uber-geek status didn't exactly fit her picture perfect, popular life. All that ended when there was a fire, and something happened to Micah's head that won't let him remember what happened to her, or where she is now.

Recovering from a major head injury and with arson investigators asking questions he doesn't know the answers to, Micah dives into what he does remember about Janie. Meeting her at their special spot in the quarry, getting drunk together for the first time, floating in a boat that probably wasn't quite safe. But there are not so great memories too, times when Janie said hurtful things or manipulated him - and he let her.

As his memories slowly come back, Micah pieces together the good and bad parts of their friendship since their childhood, as well as the last night they were ever together. Even though he knows the end might not be what he's hoping for.

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